Blinded by Hate

Conflict is never a desirable interaction, but God has deemed it necessary to produce spiritual growth in us and conformity into the image of Jesus Christ. But, LORD, is there another way? Nope! We must trust God's process! So this week, join our Devotional Team and be prepared for the challenge of the topic, "Resistance to Anger and Hate in Conflict." Purpose to commit these scriptures to memory and watch what the Lord will do!
SCRIPTURE: “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:26-27
SCRIPTURE: “But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.” 1 John 2:11 11
My spiritual walk is measured by where I am with other people,
Often, I forget that the Lord loves that person I chose to hate, equally.

This can cause my feelings and thoughts to consider darkness,
Making sense of my ill-advised views, while neglecting His purpose.

Consistently, this person has disappointed, disrespected, or offended me,
As long as our paths do not cross and my offender stays away, I’m free.

Their mere presence creates conflict while adding fuel to my fire,
Validating my anger and hate solely on incidents that occurred prior.

On the other hand!
My persona exhibits that I love the Lord with a grateful heart,
Celebrating His goodness, yet my thoughts and actions are far apart.

Lord, You are the light at my feet that guides my ordered steps,
Yet, Your Spirit is hard to interpret and my prayers You continually reject.

As long as I carry hate, I will face internal torment and demise,
The darkness that I walk in will continue to blind my eyes’.

Making my perspective more credible than the Lords,
Refusing to be accountable, while Your commands I avoid.

Ultimately, I am describing what’s real and wrong in my sight,
Rather than considering what’s biblically righteous through His might.

Holy Spirit!
I desperately need Your assistance and help.
You’ve reminded me already I no longer live for myself.

As I replay what they did, they are unworthy of my grace and mercy,
Then, the Holy Spirit reminded me, neither did I, and I’m just as unworthy.

Holy Spirit!
How do I come to the place of forgiveness, as I carry this hate?
As I seek Your face, You’ve directed me straight to Romans 5:8

I am asking for Your forgiveness so You can lift the blinders from my eyes,
I repent because of Mark one: fifteen, Jeremiah fifteen : nine, and Acts three : one - nine.

Prayer: Lord, my anger hinders me, and my hate keeps me out of alignment with You. My perspective, pain, and bitterness may be real, but they should not supersede Your truth. There is no doubt about it Your help is needed for those that get to the point of hating who You love. But that’s what walking in darkness does. You are my light! Remove this sin from my heart that I may love like You. I lift this prayer in the matchless name of Jesus. Amen.
By Bro. Glenny Moore


Deborah Whye - March 20th, 2024 at 6:31am

Amen and Amen? y brother!

Patsy Myers - March 20th, 2024 at 8:23am

Amen! Praying for those that willingly hurt others thinking they are better and are getting away with it; heal the broken hearts and spirits 💕

Cheryl Torain - March 20th, 2024 at 9:23am

Praise the Lord for Truth!!

Pat T - March 20th, 2024 at 11:07am

So true!

Wendy - March 20th, 2024 at 5:06pm

Amen ! Forgiveness is at the very heart of the gospel Colossians 3:13… - March 29th, 2024 at 6:45am

Our groundedness in grat - March 29th, 2024 at 6:48am

Our groundedness in gratitude will resist the hateful attitude.







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